Aiken Habitat for Humanity Thanks Volunteers
On behalf of the staff and homeowners served by the Aiken Habitat for Humanity affiliate, I would like to say THANK YOU to the hundreds of volunteers who support our mission year after year. It takes dozens of individuals to serve as volunteers on our Board of Directors and our many committees; to serve as volunteer staff in the office and in the ReStore during operating hours 5 days a week; to serve as volunteers on the construction sites, and to prepare and serve lunch to those working on the houses.
During an average year, Aiken Habitat builds or renovates 4 houses so that deserving low-income families may escape sub-standard living conditions, purchase an efficient, affordable home, and become proud homeowners. And over the course of our homeownership process, the homeowner partners and volunteers have the opportunity to learn new skills ranging from budgeting and financial management to general building skills to basic home maintenance. Habitat provides a hand up, not a hand out!
In order to accomplish the Aiken Habitat mission, more than 300 different individuals volunteer in excess of 13,000 hours over a typical year. Now in our 29th year in Aiken, we have served more than 104 deserving families in need decent and affordable housing. We thank all who support us; especially all the volunteers who help us make a difference year after year in the lives of our homeowner partner families here in Aiken County. God bless you all,
Richard C. Church
Aiken County Habitat for Humanity
We want to encourage everyone that lives in and around the Aiken, SC community to shop locally this Christmas and support local businesses. To better help you do that, we have provided a list of local businesses along with their address and phone number HERE. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
A public kickoff meeting for Aiken’s 2016 Women Build program will be held on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary of the South Aiken Presbyterian Church, 1711 Whiskey Road. This year’s volunteer team will build the tenth Women Build home in Aiken County, starting at the end of February. All women interested in getting involved in the project are invited to attend. Please enter through the sanctuary doors on the Whiskey Road side of the church complex.
The Women Build team will also host free optional skills clinics for women interested in participating in the construction of the house. The clinics will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Lowe’s of Aiken store on Whiskey Road, beginning January 23rd and continuing each Saturday through February 27th. Sign up for the clinics and/or construction days by selecting the ‘Volunteering’ tab above, and then ‘Individual’, and clicking on the VolunteerUp button. Please designate “Women Build” as your team. You may call (803) 502-0683 or (803) 644-8814 for more details about the program.
More than 90 volunteers – 70 of them women – have worked on our 9th Women build house built in Aiken County, SC. We celebrated National Women Build Week with a breakfast program before starting our volunteer work day on May 2nd. Our future homeowner and her daughters enjoyed meeting some of our Lowe’s heroes! Speakers featured City Councilwoman, Lessie Price, in whose district our Women Build home is being built.